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Colney Hatch

Family-friendly area indicative of North London's residential qualities

"Set in private grounds, Princess Park Manor is a highly sought-after residential development that's been known to house a number of celebs!"

Kylie Taylor

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

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Where do Colney Hatch locals go?


A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!


Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!

Boyden's Kitchen

This cafe serves amazing English and American breakfasts, homemade cakes, lunch and brunch. It has great staff and a picturesque location overlooking Princess Park Manor and there's late night opening on selected weekends, where they serve classic hot dogs.

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.

W. Martyn

A real Muswell Hill institution, this tea and coffee retailer has been in business since 1897 selling their own brand products!

The Scullery Cookshop

Any cooks dream, this shop stocks everything from everyday items to the more obscure things the recipe books demand!


Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.


Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.


From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

Crocodile Antiques

Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...


A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Friern Barnet, Bounds Green, North Finchley, Arnos Grove, Finchley, Wood Green, West Finchley, Hornsey and Palmers Green

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"Once known as Colney Hatch Asylum and housing 3,500 patients, Princess Park Manor is now a sought-after residential development home to a number of celebrities."

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Child-friendly activities near Colney Hatch

Baby Rhyme Time Toddler Read and Rhyme and Story Explorers

South Friern Library


Clowntown Children Activity & Play Centre
Soft play areas are a wonderful entertainment option for families. These specifically designed areas offer the ideal environment for children of all ages to practice and improve their communication skills, play and interact in a safe environment with other children and simply have fun. Soft play areas are great fun and provide the perfect place for you to give your child a special treat. Children love to play and the fun toys and play equipment in soft play areas are ideal. A trip to the local soft play area is a great way to reward children when they have been well behaved or a simple break from the play at home with the added bonus of a large space. Website

Parent and Toddler Group at St Peter le Poer

St Peter le Poer
The session starts with free play for the children and we come together at 10.45am for singing, birthday celebrations, fruit and juice. While the parents enjoy a hot drink the children sit down to do a simple craft activity, usually involving a lot of glue and glitter and sometimes some paint! We clear up together at 11.30am and then bring out the cars, trikes and scooters for a final charge around the spacious hall and to make sure everyone is really tired and ready for lunch by midday. Website

Happy Feet Toddler group

Wilton Community Church
All under 5's welcome with parents/carers to enjoy songs, stories, craft, toys & snacks. Website

Baby read and rhyme time

South Friern Library
30 minute session of nursery rhymes and songs for non-walking babies and their carers. Sessions take place weekly on Mondays during term time Website

Elizabeth Harris School of Dance

The Garden Room at 'North Bank'
Elizabeth Harris is a Fellow and Examiner of The International Dance Teachers' Association and takes all classes personally, from starter classes for young children through to structured tuition in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Theatre Craft, Freestyle and Musical Theatre as they progress. Two trial classes free of charge. Website

Creative Writing Workshops

North Bank
Workshops are supportive, motivational, small and tailor-made. Groups are kept small in order to maintain a supportive and intimate atmosphere. Participants have said this works. We start with free flow warm up exercises that cover a range of topics. We then work on a variety of activities which include: character work, language games, short stories & poetry. Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30-9:30pm Website
  1. About Colney Hatch

    Colney Hatch is the historical name for a small district within the London Borough of Barnet in London. The name Colney Hatch was originally that of a hamlet in the parish of Friern (once spelt Fryern) Barnet, first recorded in the early 15th century. Colney Hatch could be said to refer to a loosely defined area centred around the northern end of Colney Hatch Lane (B550), which connects Friern Barnet with Muswell Hill, crossing the North Circular Road. The area is predominantly residential with a mixture of Victorian and Edwardian houses as well as much more recent developments.

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